Mike Mutebi. KCCA FC media photo
KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi was left furious as his side played out a one all draw with rivals Express in a StarTimesUPL game played at the Startimes stadium, Lugogo.
Mustafa Kizza and Frank Kalanda all converted penalties for KCCA FC and Express FC respectively in a well attended game.
KCCA FC, leading 1-0, conceded a penalty and red card as Express battled back.
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Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago will take most of the blame after he post possession in the build up to the penalty and red card incident.
“Silly boy mistakes cost us today. You don’t expect silly mistakes from senior players like Charles Lukwago,” Mutebi said angrily in a post match press conference.
“Yes, we haven’t utilised the chance we had after our opponents lost yesterday. The league will be seen upto the last day as you can see things, teams are fighting for positions. Its really hurting how we lost the two points today.”
After Vipers lost 3-1 to URA FC on Friday, KCCA would have cut the deficit to two points with a win but the gap has been reduced to just four.
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Mutebi also went on to back his players Musa Ramathan who was sent off at the stroke of halftime and debutant goalkeeper Ali mwirusi who came on for injured Lukwago.
“Musa is a good player and we are going to handle him with no pressure. He will be back and we are going to comfort him,” the gaffer added.
“Mwirusi is a good goalkeeper who has been through our ranks and we believe in him, he will step up.”
KCCA FC remained second on the table with 46 points out of the 23 games played, four behind table leaders Vipers.
The garbage collectors will be playing Police FC in the next league fixture at the Startimes stadium.